As a guest I am an easy introvert. I will probably be looking for solitude and quiet. I am an asthmatic with a few acute allergies, so I am not a fan of tobacco or other smoke or heavy seafood fragrances. I'll love your cat or dog ... but please not in the room where I'll be sleeping. :-)
Favorite drinks: coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, and rooibos tea.
Favorite cities: Cape Town, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal.
Favorite reading: crime fiction (especially Scandinavian), short poems, phenomenology and ethnography.
Favorite music: Indie classical (Judd Greenstein, Thomas Adès, Nico Muhly, A Far Cry, Now Ensemble, Shara Worden, etc.)
And: I love hiking, spending time in art museums and galleries, and watching contemporary dance performances.
My work involves reading, interviewing people, writing, and teaching.